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Eye South Photography Symposium

CSU Department of Art is pleased to host the Eye South 2021, "In Conversation." This symposium is featured both virtual and in-person from October 6 – 9, 2021. It's free and open to the public. The four-day hybrid will examine a diverse scope of contemporary themes of photography from selected exhibitions through the lens of artists and curators. The following are the featured exhibitions and speakers; Looking Male at the Bartlett Center, Land Star, Richard McCabe in the DoGood Fund Gallery, Shadow to Substance at the Harn Museum of Art and The Society of Photographic Education (SPE) invited speaker, Celestia Morgan. Eye South 2021 is made possible by the partnership with CSU Department of Art, DoGood Fund, The Bartlett Center, The Ogden Museum of Art, The Harn Museum of Art, and Society of Photographic Education (SPE).

October 6, 6 pm, Looking Male @ the Bartlett Center

A conversation with Carl Martin and Brittainy Lauback and a special poetry reading by Nick Norwood.

(Virtual and In Person)

a man standing in a street holding a cup
Brittainy Lauback, Gulf Shores, 2013, Archival C-Print, The Do Good Fund Inc., 2016 - 046

October 7, 7 pm, @ DoGood Gallery

Land Star, Richard McCabe, Photographer and Curator of Photography at the Ogden Museum of Art

(Virtual and In Person/Limited Seatings)

a metal sign that says Palomar Motel
Richard McCabe, Palomar Hotel, LA, 2015 Fuji-FP-100C Print © Richard McCabe, The Do Good Fund, Inc., 2017 - 118

October 8, 7 pm

Featuring the exhibition, Shadow to Substance @ the Harn Museum.

Curators: Carol McCusker, and Kimberly Williams

(Virtual Only)

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Ayana V. Jackson, "Moments of Sweet Reprieve," 2016 from the series "Intimate Justice in the Stolen Moment," archival pigment print, Courtesy of Mariane Ibrahim

October 9, 7 pm, Society for Photographic Education (SPE)

Featured speaker, Celestia Morgan

Virtual Only - Watch Via Zoom

Society of Photographic Education (SE Chapter) will host a presentation by Celestia Morgan. Celestia was born and raised in Birmingham Alabama. She earned her BFA in photography from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2012 and her MFA from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 2017.

Morgan's riveting work has been exhibited in Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minneapolis, Minnesota; State of the Art: Discovering American Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas; Alabama Artist: Birmingham Museum of Art, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Her recent exhibitions include the National Public Housing Museum's Undesign the Redline in Chicago, Illinois; Ogden Museum of Southern Art's New Southern Photography curated by Richard McCabe in New Orleans, Louisiana; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art "All or Nothing" in Bentonville, Arkansas; Birmingham Public Library "Food is Work" commissioned by Southern Foodway Alliance. Her work has appeared in a number of publications the New York Times, LensScratch, New Southern Photography, Southern Foodways Alliance Gravy Magazine, and ArtNet News.

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